Some of my favorite toys as a kid were from Lego. While other movie and animated franchises had or currently have Lego people and sets, Ghostbusters (or The Real Ghostbusters) never did. I haven’t been the only fan who would loved to have built a to spec Lego ECTO-1 for example. Without official Legos of the guys, what toy company with a Ghostbusters license could come through for us in a similar way?
That’s where Diamond Select Toys comes in. They’ve been making Ghostbusters toys since 2009. Originally I wasn’t into the lego like block headed figures. What changed my mind was a popular internet auction site for a lot of the Ghostbusters films and video game minimates series sets. I liked them more then I thought I would when I received them.
What really sold me on the minimates besides nostalgia is when I read (and saw) that Diamond Select was releasing The Real Ghostbusters minimates this year. I like Mattel’s Mego style RGB figures, however the RGB minimates feel more like an incarnation of Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters figures. Unlike Kenner or Matty (for the most part) we now have ghost toys that were actually in The Real Ghostbusters. What fan wouldn’t want a Boogieman figure?
RGB Series 1 includes the following in four separate sets:
ø Ray and Egon (same figures are also part of a 4 pack)
ø Janine (in a RGB uniform) and Slimer
ø TRU Exclusive: Boogieman & electric Terror Dog
ø Sam Hain & Egyptian ghost
Series 1 has been available since Spring 2011. Depending on store availability they can be found at a Toys ‘R Us or fine retailers near you and can be ordered on-line.
In what should be the next entry I’ll talk about the upcoming The Real Ghostbusters Series 2.